Online shopping isn’t going anywhere, but luckily trends are a changin’, and it’s easier than ever to support local small businesses… even if you don’t want to leave your sofa!
These days, the abundance of amazing creators you can buy from online is astounding, especially when you live somewhere filled with as many talented creators as beautiful Ireland.
So, in honour of all the wonderful small businesses you can find on the Emerald Isle, we want to showcase a handful of online shops that you can order fabulous gifts from. Enjoy!
Have other online gift businesses in Ireland we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments!
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1. Sea Meadow Designs
Sea Meadow Designs is a Dublin-based shop selling beautiful (yet affordable) jewelry pieces that are all handmade, gorgeously packaged and best of all, a complete joy to look at. Most of the pieces incorporate real flowers for some truly swoonworthy results.
Here’s an example of the beautiful jewelry you’ll find in their shop:
2. Maktus Store
For gifts that are guaranteed to make your recipient smile from ear to ear, check out the unique offerings of Maktus Store, a fun shop based in Dublin’s creative quarter.
From hilarious cards and coasters to scratch-off maps of famous Dublin pubs, this shop has a little something for everyone, and you’re bound to find a fun gift idea here for every loved one on your list.
Here’s an example of a fun product from their shop:
3. Divine Passerine
For truly stunning and unique enamel pins, check out Galway-based shop Divine Passerine. These pins come in some super fun designs that you won’t find anywhere else – the perfect affordable gift for the pin enthusiast in your life… or even for yourself!
Here’s an example of the unique pins you’ll find in their shop:
4. Sonnet and Fable
Calling all bookish lit nerds – this next recommendation is for you! Cork-based shop Sonnet and Fable have a wide selection of stunning literary gifts – the perfect choice if you’re shopping for a bookworm (or simply for yourself).
From gorgeous bookmarks inspired by mythical maps to beautiful jewelry inspired by literature, these handmade gifts are sure to be a hit whether you’re shopping for a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or something “just because”.
Here’s an example of the beautiful products you’ll find in their shop:
5. Badass Creation
True to its name, Badass Creation is a Cork-based shop selling… well, badass creations, specifically leathercrafts that are built to last a lifetime. With unique designs that are handtooled onto each item, the selection here is a sure bet to impress if you’re willing to pay a bit extra.
I mean, where else can you find an epic octopus wallet like the one below?
Here’s a photo of the aforementioned octopus wallet:
6. Victoria Mae Designs
Few things are as comforting as a good cup of tea, and at Victoria Mae Designs, you can get adorably unique tea gifts decorated with special handcrafted tea bags.
The best part? These tea bags are adorned with fun unique illustrations, and there are options for seemingly every occasion, from Get Well Soon tea sets to specialty sets for teachers, nurses, bookworms and everyone in between.
They even have a special tea advent calendar!
Here’s an example of the adorable tea bags you’ll find in this shop:
7. Through Creation
For fun personalized gifts, check out Through Creation, a Belfast-based shop selling a cool assortment of unique gifts, from handpainted notebooks and prints to adorable mini-figure frames you can get customized for loved ones.
If it’s a sweet and thoughtful gift you’re looking for, this is the perfect place to find it!
Here’s an example of the cool mini-figure frames you can buy from their shop:
8. Literary Lip Balms
Last but certainly not least, Literary Lip Balms is a fun Irish shop selling bookish lip balms and other gifts for book lovers. The beautifully packaged goods from here make wonderful affordable gifts, with a wide selection of everything from soy candles and face oils to soap bars, bath salts and lip sets… all handmade with love in Ireland!
If you’re looking to get a special someone a unique gift that they’ll actually use and appreciate, this is one shop to browse through for sure!
Here’s an example product from their shop: